New York Public Library Archives

Listening to Recordings

Please note that each recording is uniquely cataloged and has been assigned a number (located above each entry). You will need to use the specific catalog number when requesting to hear a recording at the library. The NYPL Archive website allows you to download a PDF that lists all recordings in the collection.

In order to hear a recording, you must submit your request at the circulation desk of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound on the 3rd floor of the library, at Lincoln Center. Again, you provide the catalogue number of the recording you wish to hear, and you will be assigned a listening station. You should also request to see the corresponding printed program if you wish to review it. Please note that you will not actually touch the recording. The recordings are not loaned, and cannot be copied or checked out of the library.

We hope you will enjoy and take advantage of our musical history and the glorious music performed by The Cecilia Chorus of New York over many years.


If you would like to listen to our past concerts, you are invited to visit The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Within the library, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound contains recordings of many of our concerts performed since 1967. The collection is open to the public and you may listen to the recordings through the library's internal playback system. The corresponding printed program of each concert is also available for you to review as you listen to the recording of the performance. There is no charge to use the facilities or to listen to the recordings.

The official name of the collection is The St. Cecilia Chorus Collection of Sound Recordings, 1967- . To view The St. Cecilia Chorus Collection of Sound Recordings, click here to be linked directly to the catalog on the library's website.